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Old 08-17-19, 03:08 PM
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Most recent was a race face stem only to realize that I'll need a new bar to use it
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Old 08-17-19, 11:51 PM
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New wheelset.. couldnít decide between DT Swiss RR511 with WI T11 hubs or HED Belgium with T11 hubs. Ended up going with the with the DT/WI combo. Honestly came down to looks and I think the DT looked a little better.
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Old 08-18-19, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas Aggie
New wheelset.. couldnít decide between DT Swiss RR511 with WI T11 hubs or HED Belgium with T11 hubs. Ended up going with the with the DT/WI combo. Honestly came down to looks and I think the DT looked a little better.
You really canít go wrong with either DT Swiss or HED. I went the same route, picked up the same wheelset but with DT350 hubs. I wanted an alternative wheelset to my AR58s and Chain Reaction Cycles had this on sale too. Sure, itís slightly heavier than the Reynolds AR58s, but I set this up tubeless and itís been on my Storck for the last 200+ miles. The 32 spoke (F&R) count makes it a very tough wheelset for the not-so-great pavement of NYC but yet it rides surprisingly smooth for an aluminum, semi-aero rim.
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Old 08-18-19, 01:37 PM
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Gave up on making/buying anything racks and bought low-rider front racks offa ebay.... Now to search-fu some bargain panniers!
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Old 08-18-19, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
You really canít go wrong with either DT Swiss or HED. I went the same route, picked up the same wheelset but with DT350 hubs. I wanted an alternative wheelset to my AR58s and Chain Reaction Cycles had this on sale too. Sure, itís slightly heavier than the Reynolds AR58s, but I set this up tubeless and itís been on my Storck for the last 200+ miles. The 32 spoke (F&R) count makes it a very tough wheelset for the not-so-great pavement of NYC but yet it rides surprisingly smooth for an aluminum, semi-aero rim.
Nice. It was a tough decision but I figured either one would suit me just fine. I went with 32h as well. Iím upgrading to an 11s Ultegra gruppo so I needed an 11s compatible hub. Figured Iíd just go with a whole new wheelset lol
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Very nice bike rack, I have the same. Love it.
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Decided to buy myself a birthday present and upgrade in size from my Lezyne SuperGPS to a Mega.



Then, to test it out, I took it on a 31.5 mile ride with probably 500 of my closest friends, lol, at a charity fund raiser. The turn by turn directions worked awesome. Only had one issue with getting my speed/cadence sensor connected but I don't blame the unit, after all, it was new and in a crowd of others connecting to theirs.



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Bought some more jersey's from La Passione while the sale was still on. I'm a fan
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Look forward to your experience with the new perf tape, I like the colored dots look (I'm looking at the blue ones myself).
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Old 08-20-19, 10:26 PM
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Epic Bleed Solutions Universal Kit.

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Epic Bleed Solutions Universal Kit.

Avid/SRAM I hope.
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Originally Posted by CarloM
Look forward to your experience with the new perf tape, I like the colored dots look (I'm looking at the blue ones myself).
I went for my first ride last night. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STUFF! I love it so much I'm going to post a new thread after I take some better pics.
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Old 08-21-19, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Avid/SRAM I hope.
Hope RX4.

A little frustrated right now. Hope's instructions are less than complete and there is zero indication of what fittings exactly are needed to bleed the things.

"Screw the fitting into the bleed port" it says. What fitting? Where do I get it?

Zero information on their website and they don't sell bleed kits. Their video instruction shows a tech using a Rockshox branded syringe. I had to dig up the info on what to buy from an old thread on another website.

Bragging about your company's engineering prowess but not backing it up with even the most basic technical documentation seems to be a thing nowadays. I'm sure it is to save money. The internet will figure it out and post it on social media for free. "Community based support" they call it.

Say what you want about Shimano and SRAM but they have decent documentation. SRAM has technical blueprint style drawings of every part they make on their public website and Shimano has exploded views and dealer manuals.

Anyway, yeah, thanks for listening. /rant.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Hope RX4.

A little frustrated right now. Hope's instructions are less than complete and there is zero indication of what fittings exactly are needed to bleed the things.

"Screw the fitting into the bleed port" it says. What fitting? Where do I get it?

Zero information on their website and they don't sell bleed kits. Their video instruction shows a tech using a Rockshox branded syringe. I had to dig up the info on what to buy from an old thread on another website.

Bragging about your company's engineering prowess but not backing it up with even the most basic technical documentation seems to be a thing nowadays. I'm sure it is to save money. The internet will figure it out and post it on social media for free. "Community based support" they call it.

Say what you want about Shimano and SRAM but they have decent documentation. SRAM has technical blueprint style drawings of every part they make on their public website and Shimano has exploded views and dealer manuals.

Anyway, yeah, thanks for listening. /rant.


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what levers?
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Shimano. Mineral oil.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Shimano. Mineral oil.
Lol I just bought the large container of that myself (liter? half gallon? the rectangular jug). I should be able to bleed everyone's brakes within a square mile...

Feedback Sports Velo Wall Rack 2D. Because I have too many bikes now (third arriving tonight) and only room to store 2 on the floor indoors. So I'm dropping the wheels on my FX and storing them, and mounting the rest on my wall like a hunting trophy.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Shimano. Mineral oil.
one of these will make things easier.




https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Di...SABEgKIEfD_BwE
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Old 08-21-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Epic Bleed Solutions Universal Kit.

Dang, that looks like the hardware off a thoracentesis tray!
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
one of these will make things easier.
I already have the Shimano kit with the funnel. Thanks.

All I need is the fitting which attaches to the end of the syringe hose and screws into the side of the Hope caliper.

Hope doesn't use normal automotive style bleed nipples like Shimano but uses threaded M5 bleed ports, hence the need for a screw-in fitting.




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